F8F Bearcat radio equipment

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    I'm looking for a list/pictures of F8F-1 Bearcat radio/nav equipment. I know that they had ARC-5 radio, APN-1 navigation, APX-1 IFF, Did it have anything else? Anybody have pictures of installed F8F Avionics equipment. I found several radio equipment boxes at a F8F creash site that I'm trying to ID.
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    I have the flight manual, thanks. It does not have any good pictures of the radio quiepment and how/where it was installed as far as the receivers, transmitters. The flight manual did have the control boxes, but I'm not looking for those.
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    Here is a cutaway if this helps
     

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    through research and close examination of photos of the equipment I found at a crash site I was able to ID the F8F-1 equipment installed in 1952 as
    RT-18/ARC-1 VHF transmitter-receiver
    R-23A Receiver
    R-4A/ARR-2A homing receiver
    Still looking for photos of this equipment installed in a F8F bearcat
     

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    If you want pictures of just the radios we can get you those, but not installation pictures in a Bearcat.

    The top picture is that of an R-23, the LF receiver. It has the late mod with the additional antenna connections.

    The middle photo looks like one of the dials from an ARC-1.

    The bottom one I don't know.

    If you want to see what an ARR-2 looks like I can take a photo of the one I have.
     
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    View attachment When the Cat ran out of Gas edited.pdf
    I've completed my research on Bearcat radio equipment and wrote a story about what I found at a Bearcat crash site. I would still like some photos of the equipment installed in a Bearcat if anyone has any. Thanks to all who help me.
    DaveT
     
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